Sunday, August 26, 2007

Blue Pike Farm

Carl Skalak, operator of Blue Pike Farm, has the first farm started in the City of Cleveland in the 21st century. Carl calls his one acre farm, located on E.72nd off St Clair Avenue, Blue Pike Farm after the blue pike fish that once populated Lake Erie. All crops are grown organically. They include greens, tomatoes, peppers, squash, herbs and other edibles.

Carl's mission is to bring back fresh food to the city by growing it here. The Blue Pike Farm sits among old industrial buildings and homes. During the time I spent there, there was a constant stream of customers availing themselves of the fresh from the vine produce. Also available was homegrown corn, peaches and honey. The farm is a wonderful asset to the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood.

There is an open to the public Farmers Market at the farm on Thursdays from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.


zoot said...

Very cool garden! I would go and buy from there if it was near me!

OhioMom said...

Urban farms seem to be taking off around the country. I just read about two in Chicago and another in St. Louis. From asphalt to soil .. works for me :)

EJH said...

oooh I think I'll check it out tonight!

OhioMom said...

Hello EJH

Thanks for stopping by ... I think you will enjoy your visit to Blue Pike Farm :)